Kidnapped Bonita crew released

After 35 days in captivity, nine crew members taken hostage from the bulk carrier MV Bonita off Cotonou, Benin, have been released. The ship’s Norwegian owner, J.J. Ugland, said that following the crew’s release on […]

Alcohol testing app for K Line crew

Japanese shipping group Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (“K” Line) is putting its seafarers through a breathalyser test of sorts. Alcohol detector apps, developed by Pai-R, are being linked to smartphones on “K” Line’s ships. These can […]